“I started this layout a few years ago now and it as taken over my basement.
I have 4 different layouts on the go right now.
My layouts are of no particular place.
As you see by the pictures I have away to go yet.
I hope you like what you see so far.
(All images are clickable)
I’ve been a reader of your emails for several years and find what you do to be so enjoyable and inspirational.
I’m from the States, a place called Ann Arbor, Michigan.
It’s a university town in the north central part of the county.
I was a model railroader as a teenager, but dropped the hobby for about 5 decades.
A visit to Germany and Switzerland in 2003 got me reinterested in trains.
I decided to model the places I saw on that trip – Murren Switzerland and St. Goar Germany.
I’ve placed a picture below of one section of my layout.
If you or your readers would be interested in seeing more let me know. I’m no dangerous David, (love his work and videos), but I try.
I don’t know about you, but I’d love to see more of Rob’s layout.
Glenn’s layout was a trip down memory lane for me too – I’d almost forgotten about the church in the print out scenery range. Thought it looked fab.
That’s all today folks.
Don’t forget the Beginner’s Guide if you want to get going on your layout – or just make the one you have better.
Keep ’em coming.
PS Latest ebay cheat sheet is here. Still updated daily.
Glen, looks to be coming along nicely, my only worry would be access under the shelf to the rails below.
Bob. More please that looks brilliant, love the different scenes you incorporate so smoothly and the river looks almost real.
Keep up the good work
Eric (Leeds) UK
To both: Great looking scenery! What gauge trains are you into? Cheers! NJ Mark
You omitted a pic of the interconnect between that part beyond in the last pic. How does that loop? connect? In the last pic it appears you plan another upper level as depicted by the board across the window. Please continue with your advancements in the layout.
No fair with teasing. When will you post other pics of your very nice Euorpean layout?
Bruce in SC USA
Thanks Rob, where did you get the figures and house models from, love what you are doing, what gauge are you working in?
Like you I was inspired by Germany and I am now also using Marklin C track
Both are very interesting and I am looking forward to seeing more pics. It looks like both are very good layouts.
Would love to see more photos of your layout. It appears that you are off to a great start. Looking forward to seeing more pics.
Gary in Plainfield, IL
Thanks for all your pictures. I enjoy each days posts
Glen – especially enjoyed your waterfront scenes And Lighthouse. Thanks!
You should be commended for the work you have done on your train layout. I’m very impressed. I like some of the transition tracks and where you have placed your buildings with the businesses.
Very nice Glenn, would like to see more in the future. Very clean work so far !!!
Hi Glen and Rob,
Both of your layouts look quite interesting. Would love to see more. Thank you for sharing.
Regards, Tom (USA).
I like those olde kit buildings he has. I used to have some by Revell and Aurora or whatever. They cost a barely affordable $0.98 when l was a child on allowances. These still are made and cost so nicer because even my SSA allowance kept up on COL. But Glen’s Vollmer and Faller German stuff is now too costlier. Hey, l wish l invested on those German stuff. Their prices are now in three figures for some like a Vollmer sawmill l paid $34.98 for. It’s one expensive kit that’s not too intricately detailed. Last time Walthers had one it was well over a hundred dollars. It has a motor but does little. No lights or other amenities like Woodland Scenics has. I gotta get one. I’m now in O scale. Thanks for the view.
Nice work guys. Would like to see more.
Your Alpine village captures the mental image that I see when I think of a small Swiss community nestled in the mountains. The river is beautiful. Post more pictures. Is that a glacier creeping down the hillside in the background?
Well done Rob, reminds me of persuading my wife to go whitewater rafting down the Flaz from Pontresina, the water was that amazing white-green meltwater colour and she got so cold two beefy Swiss guys had to lift her off the raft – I was laughing too hard!
Looks Great keep up the great work.
Good job! Are you using Bachmann EZ track?
Would like to see track plans of both layouts. Very nice so far.
Rob, great work. I look forward to seeing more of your work
Glen…..WOW!! that is and will become quite a fabulous layout. Keep the updates coming.
Rob……That’s one impressive picture.
Rob – just wanted to say that the Grindelwald area of Switzerland is perhaps my favourite part of the entire globe … I’ve been fortunate enough to have been there several times. Good for you, discovering Murren, that hidden gem of a Swiss village sitting high and elusive, way up on the rim of the Lauterbrunen valley. A tiny, isolated little town with no road access, served by a short (4 miles, maybe?) quaint little point-to-point, 3-stop railway. Heaven on earth.
Response to questions from Rob.
The section of the layout in the picture is gauge HOm. It runs Bemo locos and rolling stock.
I do have more pictures of another layout area I’ve just finished. I’ll get those out soon. The newer areas of the layout have three rail track so I can run both the HOm and standard HO trains.
Thanks for all the positive comments.
A special thanks to Al for all he does to keep this forum going.
Thanks AL AGAIN
Both great layouts
Hello Rob there is a group call European Train Enthusiasts. You maybe interested in this group
Nice workmanship, I hope mine comes out that good.
Glenn: Do you have a pic to see the whole layout. Its hard for me to see how it all goes together.
Plus where in Newfoundland do you live? Where you affected by the hurricane? Like what you shown though.
Rob more pictures.